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Comment: EU hedge fund law due in April

Wed, 18/03/2009 - 06:00

Hedge fund managers will be waiting on tenterhooks next month to see what kind of regulations the European Union will propose to impose on the hedge fund and private equity sectors, after »

Comment: Private equity investors write off Setanta stakes

Tue, 17/03/2009 - 05:58

Setanta, the only real competition to the UK's undisputed pay-TV champion BSkyB, has seen its private equity backers write off the value of their stakes as the outlook becomes more gloomy »

Comment: TCI cuts its losses in India

Mon, 16/03/2009 - 06:01

The Children's Investment Fund Management, the hedge fund firm founded by Christopher Hohn, has emerged as the single largest seller of Indian stocks among foreign institutional investors. »

Comment: Board behaviour - corporate governance for investment funds

Fri, 13/03/2009 - 06:55

Madeleine Cordes, vice-president at Walkers Corporate Services in the Cayman Islands, outlines the steps Cayman funds should be taking to ensure ef »

Comment: Citadel ready to rise again

Thu, 12/03/2009 - 06:00

Citadel Investment Group, whose two biggest funds fell by some 55 per cent in 2008, is ready to return to investors after starting the new year in sparkling form. »

Comment: Could the Middle East be private equity's new playground?

Wed, 11/03/2009 - 05:59

The days of highly-leveraged private equity megadeals belong in the past and those that are still getting off the ground tend to be fairly modest. »

Comment: Evolving fair value standards for limited partners

Tue, 10/03/2009 - 12:00

New accounting guidelines assist limited partners in measuring the fair value of interests in alternative investments. »

Comment: The Midas touch

Tue, 10/03/2009 - 06:03

In an implicit challenge to the strategy of monetary expansion being deployed by central banks, some hedge funds are now buying gold. »

Comment: Darling's review of offshore regulation is all smoke and mirrors

Mon, 09/03/2009 - 06:02

Jeremy Berchem, a specialist in company and banking law at Jersey law firm Voisin, says the review of offshore financial centres ordered by the British government - the latest in a long li »

Comment: Germany's relationship with private equity takes a turn for the worse

Mon, 09/03/2009 - 06:00

Germany's relationship with the private equity industry has long been an uneasy one, even before Social Democrat minister Franz Müntefering famously described private equity firms as »

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